Welcome to the Kind Leader Newsletter!
As a Kind Leader Newsletter subscriber, each week you’ll receive information on the research that I’m doing and updates on interviews and insights that I’m having as I write my new book The Kind Leader: A Practical Guide to Leading with Kindness.
You’ll also get a Practical Tip to use immediately and share with others. Because everyone can start leading with kindness right now!
Tip #1: Being kind is a great stress reducer!
There’s a lot of stress going around lately. With all the changes in work from COVID-19, layoffs and job losses, worries about health of family members and friends, and anxiety about politics and elections. Tempers are frayed and it’s easy to think, speak and act unkindly.
As a leader, you can help reduce the stress of people that you lead (and your own) by speaking and acting kindly. Ask people how they and their family are doing. Then take the time to listen fully to their answer. Don’t check your phone or look at your watch. Look them in the eye and pay attention. If there is help you can offer, offer it. If there isn’t, just simply taking the time to listen is a great – and kind – way to help!
That’s this week’s Kind Leader newsletter!
What do you think…
How do you and your leaders show kindness to help reduce stress?
What do you think leaders can do to speak and act more kindly to reduce team members’ stress?
Please share your ideas in the comments!